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The Kansas City Royals: Mentor First, Athlete Second

July 21, 2016

Following their groundbreaking win at the World Series last year, the Kansas City Royals celebrated their victory at the White House today.

As the entire White House can attest to, the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, was thrilled to be gearing up for their arrival: 

Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City #Royals are excited to share a1special announcement from @WhiteHouse!https://t.co/itJUdquEaN
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 14, 2016

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3 Biggest Problems Implementing a CRM System, and What to Do About Them

July 21, 2016

CRM or customer relationship management systems can be an incredibly powerful tool to grow your business.  With CRM you can track sales leads, turns leads into closed sales faster, manage customer...

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Secretary Pritzker Calls for Data-Driven Solutions for Ending Pay Discrimination

July 20, 2016

More than 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Yet just yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed developers, data scientists, and designers who are using Department of Commerce data to build new tools and products aimed at ending the pay disparities that still disadvantage women in today’s economy.

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Preparing Our Nation for Extreme Heat

July 20, 2016

This map says it all. Stay safe as it heats up: Drink water, stay out of the sun, and check on your neighbors. pic.twitter.com/c1qFTmq2IV
— President Obama (@POTUS) July 20, 2016

As a heat wave spreads across the country this week, the federal government is working overtime to help state, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme-heat events.

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EXIM One Year Later

July 19, 2016

On July 1, American exporters and their employees marked an anniversary, and it wasn’t a celebratory one. 
It has been one year since the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) was allowed to lapse for the first time in its 82-year existence.  It was also the first time since the Great Depression that exporters small and large—and their workers—lost the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States Government to protect their overseas sales and their jobs.

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Read President Obama's Open Letter to America's Law Enforcement Community

July 19, 2016

In the wake of the tragedies in Dallas and Baton Rouge, President Obama penned a letter to the men and women of America's law enforcement community. The President's letter was shared with officers around the country.

Read it here: 

The National Fraternal Order of Police shared the letter on its Facebook page, and offered this comment: 

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The Ebbs and Flows of Franchise Brands

July 19, 2016

Do you remember when everybody practically everywhere was talking about Subway®? I sure do.
Before I got into franchising, the idea of owning a Subway franchise was a hot topic. People from...

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NACIE on the Road: Community Sharing of Place-Based Initiatives

July 18, 2016

Guest blog post by Craig Buerstatte, Deputy Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The U.S. Economic Development Administration's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) works to grow America’s innovation capacity to drive job growth and competitiveness while promoting economic development.  One powerful tool OIE uses to help accomplish this mission is a Federal advisory council of 25 leaders who advise the Secretary of Commerce on important issues impacting American innovation and entrepreneurship.

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President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles

July 18, 2016

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles for conspicuous gallantry, in the East Room of the White House, July 18, 2016. Then-Major Kettles distinguished himself in combat operations near Duc Pho, Republic of Vietnam, on May 15, 1967 and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Today, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, to retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles.

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Deputy Secretary Andrews Wraps Up a Successful Trip to Ukraine and Kazakhstan

July 18, 2016

Deputy Secretary Andrews returned from Ukraine and Kazakhstan where he met with senior government and private sector leaders. His visit underscored the importance of these countries to the United States government and business community, further advancing the Department’s commercial diplomacy agenda. In Ukraine, Deputy Secretary Andrews applauded recent reforms that have improved the country’s business climate, but he reminded Ukraine’s leadership team that continued progress is needed.

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